How Our Fees Work
If you are injured, whether it's an auto accident, slip and fall, workplace injury, or other injury, you will not pay our firm anything unless we are successful in securing a verdict or settlement on your behalf. In these kinds of cases, we don't charge any hourly rates, flat fees, court costs or expenses. Instead, we take these cases on a contingency fee basis, based on a percentage of the recovery, of medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Our standard contingency fee is 33.3% of the gross amount of a settlement, or 40% of the gross amount of a verdict if your case goes to trial. During the course of our representation, we will advance all expenses that are reasonable and necessary to expedite your case. These may include costs, such as depositions, court costs, expert witnesses, postage, and other costs. For example, in one recent case, we covered our client's costs for a temporary hotel stay due to a mold issue in her home. If we are successful in recovering in your case, these costs are reimbursed to the firm, after our contingency fee is calculated and deducted.
For non-injury cases, including commercial, family law and criminal law cases, we either charge an hourly rate, or a flat rate to handle your case. In these cases, we never charge a contingency fee.